2019 Dates and Rates!


Camp Laurelwood is proud to offer a variety of session options to meet the needs of each Laurelwood family:



Session Dates /  Extentions / Grades Tuition

"Rookie Camp"

July 21 - July 28, 2019

(7 days, 2nd - 7th grades)

The name says it all! An opportunity for your child to fully immerse themselves in the excitement and wonder of the Laurelwood sleepaway camp experience.

Please note: Rookie Camp is for first time campers or campers who only enrolled in Taste of Laurelwood in 2018.


"Taste of Laurelwood"

July 11 - July 14, 2019

(4 days, 2nd - 7th grades)

Three wonderful days to introduce your child to all Laurelwood sleepaway camp has to offer in a fun, supportive and caring environment. Drop-off is Thursday at 1:00 pm, and pick-up is Sunday at 1:00.

 $ 595

  * Additonal $20 for canteen fee  

2019 JUNIORS, SENIORS & SUPER SENIORS (2nd - 9th Graders)


Early Bird Tuition

(through 9/15/18)

Fall Discount 


Regular Rate (After 1/1/19)

*Full Summer

June 23 - August 11 

(7 Weeks)

$7540 $7955 $8375

*Session 1

June 23 - July 21 

(4 Weeks, 3 week extension avail.)

$5215 $5505 $5795

*Session 2

July 21 - August 11

(Last 3 weeks)

$4350 $4590 $4830
  *Additional $20/week for Canteen      




Early Bird Tuition

(through 9/15/18)

Fall Discount 


Regular Rate

(After 1/1/19)

*Mini Camp 1

June 23 - July 07

(2 Weeks, 2 week ext. avail.)

$3395 $3580 $3770

*Mini Camp 2

July 21 - Aug. 4 

(2 Weeks, 1 week ext. avail.)

$3395 $3580 $3770
  *Additional $20/week for Canteen      

2019 BONIM (Travel/Service/Leadership-10th Grade)


Early Bird Tuition

(through 9/15/18)

Fall Discount 


Regular Rate (After 1/1/19)

Bonim Full Summer*

June 23 - August 11 $9435 $9630 $9930

Bonim Session 1*

June 23 - July 21 (First 4 Weeks)

$7345 $7500 $7730

Bonim Session 2

July 21 - August 11 (Last 3 weeks)

$4590 $4685 $4830

* Tuition includes all Costa Rica expenses

2019 Staff In Training (SIT Leadership & Service Program - 11th Grade)

    Early Bird:  ends 12/31/18


Regular Rate:  as of 1/1/19


*SIT Full Summer June 23 - August 11 $2050 $2090 $210
*SIT Session 1 June 23 - July 21 (First 4 Weeks) $1280 $1305 $120
*SIT Session 2 July 21 - August 11(Last 3 weeks) $960 $980 $90
*Additional $20/week for Canteen

Laurelwood's SIT program provides rising 11th graders the tools and experience they need to become future leaders, strong role models as well as Camp Laurelwood staff. It is our goal to create a positive learning environment for SITs, giving them a safe place to gain and practice skills that they will benefit from in school, camp and for the rest of their lives. It will be their most fun and challenging summer at camp, full of growth, success and reward.

The program offers a rich balance between leadership training, community outreach & practical work placements throughout the camp organization. SITs will also enjoy a mix of exciting and fun day trips as well as overnight camping throughout the summer. *Participants should be interested in becoming future staff members at Camp Laurelwood.*

Participants in the program will work closely with an SIT Supervisor as well as other SITs as they learn the skills necessary to become an effective leader, both within and outside of Camp.

SITs Will Learn:

* To be a Positive Role Model for campers

* Leadership & Team Building skills

* Tools for working with children

* Effective Listening and Communication skills

* Conflict Resolution

* Activity Programming Skills

* CPR and First Aid Certification

* Lifeguarding Certifications (Optional)

Upon completion, all SIT’s will receive a written evaluation at the end of their session, a certificate confirming their volunteer hours and a cash stipend ($120 for Session 1, $90 for Session 2).

Enrollment Process:

1. Parents must submit a completed camper application. (CLICK HERE for Application)

2. Once the application is received, the camp office will review the application and contact the SIT to set up a pre-camp interview.* 

3. Pre-Camp Training for all SITs will take place during the week of June 19 during our Staff Training Week.

*Please Note: Pre-Camp Interviews have been established as part of the training process. For many of the SITs, this will be the first time going through the interview process. Camp professionals will conduct interviews as well as giving feedback and suggestions to help the SITs become more proficient in the interview process.


1. Refer a Friend

The only thing better than experiencing Camp Laurelwood for yourself is sharing it with your friends.  And, for each friend you refer, you'll receive a Credit on next years tuition for every week they attend! The credit varies between overnight and day camp weeks. Talk about a win-win! (To refer a friend, click here!)

2. Host a Parlor Meeting

Do you have friends or family who are potential Laurelwood campers? Host a parlor meeting in your home!  One of our Senior Staff will come to you, provide great information about the camp and answer any questions your guests may have. PLUS - if you host a meeting with at least 2 prospective families, you will earn an automatic $100 Discount on your tuition, in addition to the referral credit you'll receive if your guests register for camp! (For more information or to schedule a Parlor Meeting, contact Jennifer Gelband.)

3. Discounts

The early bird gets the worm, or in this case a tuition discount for each camper you register by December 31st! If this is your camper's first summer you will recieve a 10% dicount on tuition.

4. One Happy Camper and PJ LIbrary Goes to Camp

The Foundation for Jewish Camps sponsors these programs which provide up to a $1000 incentive for first time overnight campers. If your area does not support One Happy Camper, you may be eligible for this incentive through PJ LIbrary.

One Happy Camper details and eligibility information - click here or follow the specific link below if you reside in that geographic area.

OHC New Haven County, CT families, please click here.

OHC West Hartford, CT area families, please click here.

OHC Metrowest NJ area families, please click here.

PJ LIbrary details and eligibility information, please click here.

5. Rabbi & Cantor Discretionary Funds

Each year, many Rabbis and Cantors allocate their discretionary funds to help their community members with tuition to Jewish Camp. Make sure to check with your local Synagogue to participate.

6. Scholarships Based on Geography

Greater New Haven area families: The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven along with an anonymous donor awards need-based assistance to supplement other scholarships. For more information and to apply, click here.

Western MA and Southern VT Families: Under The Jewish Overnight Summer Camping Grant, first-time overnight campers (who have not previously attended an overnight camp) can apply for up to $1,500. Returning campers can apply for up to $1,000.

Stamford, Westport, Bridgeport, and Upper Fairfield County areas: Joan And Ben Zinbarg Camp Scholarship Program

7. Laurelwood Tuition Assistance

The financial aid committee provides financial assistance to those who qualify. To apply for aid, please click on the link below to download our Financial Aid Application. Please note that the maximum assistance available from Camp Laurelwood is 50% of the tuition fee, with no exceptions.

Tuition Assistance Information (Our Financial Aid Application)

Please download the financial application and return it to us with the requested documentation. Your completed application will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. All information is kept strictly confidential. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Click here to download.